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Hansel and Gretel (2018)

© Candy Welz

Production Photo

Charge Scenic

Deutches National Theater

Weimar, Germany

Director & Scene Design: Christian Sedelmeyer

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Silhouette Backdrop

Photo by Stephanie Tucci

The backdrop is sewn from three bands of shirting, in order to have the bright white/ black contrast. This would have meant that the age-old technique of using warm water to tighten the fabric would have had the opposite effect, and we therefore took extra precaution in the layout to make sure our two seams were running parallel to each other and perpendicular to the painted line representing the ground. The outer edges were neatly sewn after painting.

Using shirting also meant that we didn’t prime the drop to avoid yellowing. I had some methocel on stand-by in case the Haussman Artist Design (which is essentially the same as Rosco) deep black paint had a bleeding effect, although in the end we didn’t need to water it down so much for the right viscosity and it was a non-issue.

 Photo by Andreas Schultze  The importance of the right charge on your brush, Clean lines and no drips!
       
     

Photo by Andreas Schultze

The importance of the right charge on your brush, Clean lines and no drips!

Hansel and Gretel (2018)
       
     
Hansel and Gretel (2018)

© Candy Welz

Production Photo

Hansel and Gretel (2018)
       
     
Hansel and Gretel (2018)

Photo by Kathrin Kobinger

In-Process Photo

Hansel and Gretel (2018)
       
     
Hansel and Gretel (2018)

Photo by Stephanie Tucci

In-Process Photo

Hansel and Gretel (2018)
       
     
Hansel and Gretel (2018)

Photo by Stephanie Tucci

In-Process Photo

Hansel and Gretel (2018)
       
     
Hansel and Gretel (2018)

Photo by Stephanie Tucci

Painting in the eastern style.

Hansel and Gretel (2018)
       
     
Hansel and Gretel (2018)

Photo by Stephanie Tucci

In-Process Photo

Hansel and Gretel (2018)
       
     
Hansel and Gretel (2018)

Photo by Kathrin Kobinger

We have limited space when it comes to laying out many backdrops at the same time, so I asked the carpenters to build us some wooden frames to sit on the outside of our one baton fly system in the paint deck.

Hansel and Gretel (2018)
       
     
Hansel and Gretel (2018)

© Candy Welz

Production Photo

Hansel and Gretel (2018)
       
     
Hansel and Gretel (2018)

Photo by Andrea Wirdth

In-Process Photo

Hansel and Gretel (2018)
       
     
Hansel and Gretel (2018)

Photo by Stephanie Tucci

In-Process Photo

Hansel and Gretel (2018)
       
     
Hansel and Gretel (2018)

Photo by Andreas Schultze

In-Process Photo